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| p.1 #16 · Making the decision - X-pro 1 or X-E1? |
If you use adapted glass and shoot a lot of low to mid ISO, I'd look at a Nex-6. Focus peaking is incredibly useful for manual lenses, and Bayer CFAs still look better in good light. Plus, despite the EVFs being the same, the Sony's has a higher frame rate.
As an owner of both Fuji and Nex, I can tell you that the EVF on the X100/X-Pro1 is noticeably worse than the one in the X-E1/Nex-6.
Good to know, however I'm not interested in the NEX line. I'm starting to lean towards the XE knowing the EVF is That much better... hmm!
Why?? It seems like you're trying to decide between two different model classes of Toyotas, rather than considering the same class of car from both Toyota and Honda.
At this point, I wouldn't even consider buying a digital camera for manual lenses without focus peaking, especially if I was relying heavily on them. Heck, I'd pick the Ricoh GXR before the Fujis. Of course, Fuji could change that with a firmware update, but until then, no way.
I've handled some NEX cameras, I don't like the design/ergonomics or the AF lens selections. I enjoy the beauty of the Fuji retro styling... aesthetics I know... but I'm shallow like that. Fuji's sensor technology and image sharpness is important to me also. Peaking isn't a deal breaker for me as long as they offer magnification. I've shot an EM-5 with manual lenses without an issue.
But the topic at hand is me choosing either the Xpro or X-E1, not the NEX or Ricoh. Thanks for your opinion.
Ok, well, I'll leave it at this. The NEX cameras will also have better IQ for landscape, architecture and studio...essentially anything at low to mid ISO, so, even outside of the manual focusing thing, I'd still pick NEX in your situation. The Fuji X-trans cameras excel at high ISO, but not low ISO, because of the cfa design, which has chroma smoothing inherent in the design.
The beauty of this forum is that it is a mix of users of all types of cameras...some of us too many cameras , and I'm just trying to help.
p.s. the Sony 10-18, 24 (Zeiss,) 35, 50 and Sigma 19 and 30 are all fantastic on NEX. Both NEX and Fuji have 3 new Zeiss primes coming this spring, too.
I understand you like NEX cameras, Just a matter of opinion I do not. I like having physical buttons and dials and less menu diving.
I'm big on high ISO so theres another reason to go Fuji for me.
Well, I thought I was done. Keep in mind that just about every dial and button on NEX cameras is customizable, so menu diving is rare. Plus, the NEX-6 has the new Quick-navi menu, compared to older NEX cameras. I shot a NEX-7 next to a Fuji X camera for a while, and the NEX-7 is a faster camera to operate. The main thing that stood out with the Fuji, outside of the retro design, is the digital distance scale on the LCD, which would be a non-issue with manual lenses.
Being big on high ISO is one the biggest reasons to choose Fuji X-trans over NEX, to me, but keep in mind that you're sacrificing low ISO for it, so you have to decide which is more important. The Fuji is still ok at low ISO, and the NEX-6 is still ok at high ISO. Each just excels at different things. The other main reason to choose Fuji, to me, is the OVF, but that's a moot point with the X-E1.
p.s. I sold all of my NEX and Fuji cameras two weeks ago, so I don't have a horse in this race. Just trying to help.